Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Energy, Dec 20, 2015.
You go from Lynn to Ramdin
From a Ferrari to a Chinchi Raksha
Lynn is a blow but I reckon Qalandars will do well in this PSL.
‘I’m disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned’ – Chris Lynn
Scans this week will decide if explosive batsman Chris Lynn can take up his lucrative Indian Premier League contract after he was injured in Australia’s Twenty20 tri-series win over New Zealand.
Lynn dislocated his right shoulder while fielding in Australia’s 19-run victory over New Zealand in the tournament final in Auckland on Wednesday.
He has been ruled out of the T20 Pakistan Super League, which he was scheduled to join in the United Arab Emirates next week, and is battling to be fit to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in April.
The dashing T20 specialist was signed by the KKR in a $1.5 million deal in January, making him the costliest Australian at the IPL auction.
“I’m disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned, but I’ll now focus on rehabilitation and working as hard as I can, with the hope to still take part in the Indian Premier League later this year,” he said late Wednesday.
Reports said if Lynn, who has a history of shoulder trouble, lands in Kolkata but does not play a match he would receive half his fee. But if he is ruled out before the tournament he will not be paid anything.
“Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball,” Australia team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement.
“His shoulder was able to be put back into place on the ground and he was consequently sent for X-rays which revealed no major bone injury. At this stage, Chris will not travel to the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.”
Lynn will undergo further scans in Brisbane, which will determine his immediate playing future.
Lahore Qalandars hoping for Lynn to be fit for last few PSL games
DUBAI: The Lahore Qalandars management has decided against opting for an immediate replacement of Australian batsman Chris Lynn, with hopes he may get fit in time to play the last leg of Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches.
An official of PSL, on condition of anonymity, confirmed that they are still waiting on Lynn’s medical reports.
“We are waiting on his MRI reports to come, after that we will see if he can join PSL and Lahore Qalandars for the later part of the league,” said the official.
Meanwhile, Lahore Qalandars have confirmed they are not seeking immediate replacement of the explosive batsman, who dislocated his shoulder during fielding against New Zealand in the tri-series T20 final on Wednesday.
“We are not calling for immediate replacement for Chris Lynn. Based on the results of his test we will see the situation and make the decision,” said Sameen Rana, COO and manager of Lahore Qalandars.
“Dinesh Ramdin was supposed to come on March 1 as Mustafiz-ur-Rehman’s replacement, but now he is joining the team on February 23,” he added.
Lynn was earlier feared to be ruled out of PSL, after his shoulder popped out while he was fielding in Australia´s 19-run victory over New Zealand in the tournament final in Auckland on Wednesday.
His scans will also decide if he can take up his lucrative Indian Premier League contract. The dashing T20 specialist was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in a $1.5 million deal in January, making him the costliest Australian at the IPL auction.
"I´m disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned, but I´ll now focus on rehabilitation and working as hard as I can, with the hope to still take part in the Indian Premier League later this year," Lynn said late Wednesday.
That was some collapse from Lahore. 7 wickets for 4 runs!
Fakhar looked good when he was in the middle
"Aisi zalalat se acha tha Bitcoins khareed leta"
God bless him man, such a likable guy
Match took off well but bagging victory is the 'job of the middle order': Fakhar Zaman
DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars vice-captain Fakhar Zaman on Friday night expressed his disappointment after his team lost its opening game to the Multan Sultans, despite a good start.
The star batsman told media after the match — the third in the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) third season — that the target was not that challenging to achieve but a good spell by the Sultans' Kieron Pollard and Imran Tahir took the game away from the Qalandars.
“It was disappointing to lose the match after starting off very well. But there were positives for us too. Umar was good in form, Narine also scored from the top.
"We will try to take positives from this game and make a comeback in next match,” Zaman told the journalists.
“Anything can happen in cricket; collapses are part of the game. The score wasn’t difficult on this wicket. Imran is a world-class bowler and he made us helpless,” the young batsman added.
Zaman, who scored 49 in the game, said he tried to do his job for the team but did not regret missing his own fifty in the match.
“You don’t think about your fifties in these matches, I [wished for a] fifty … I thought the ball was good enough to be hit for a boundary but, unfortunately, I was caught,” he said.
He added that his job as the opener was to provide a good start to the team; finishing the match, however, is usually the job of middle-order batsmen.
“I tried to stay on the wicket. But the openers’ job is to provide a start, [while] finishing the match is the job of the middle order.
"Most of the time, my role is to provide a good start and, while making such attempts, I can always risk my wicket.
"I am a top-order batsman and I don’t see myself in the role of a 'match-finisher', but I will definitely try to play [for a much longer time],” he expressed.
Zaman, however, agreed that his team must finish the matches properly.
“It is a must for us to finish the match. All great players are known for finishing the matches. I tried today but couldn’t.
"I was playing according to the role tasked to me by my captain and the coach," he said, adding that Sultans fought back well.
The famed batsman, known for his aggressive batting, also spoke highly of his teammate Sohail Akhtar, who made his PSL debut this Friday.
“Sohail Akhtar is an aggressive player. He has great potential and showed his talent today and I believe that he’s better than what he did today. I am sure you’ll soon see best of his abilities,” he concluded.
For Fawad Rana's sake, this team needs to get its crap together.
BMac and Fakhar are really going to have to step it up. Also the bowling has been awful, Yasir/Narine getting nothing going.
Team bhaar me jaye as far as im concerned, just want them to win for Fawad Rana
Rana Saab hasnt done himself a favour by hiring right people for the jobs.
Aqib Javed is favoring Raza Hassan just too much.
BMac seems non serious and I dont think he was much involved in the players drafts either. His strategy of being overly aggressive has not worked until now.
Shoaib Akhtar said on tv yesterday that he hasnt been involved until now in the team discussions but might need to say something from now on.
Shoaib Akhtar advice are lame anyway
I think the problem lies in the line up
why is Narine opening when they can use him in no.6-7
Fakhar should open with Bmac
If you keep guys like Akmal and Delport then you've got no chance. There's no middle order to the team after the top 3. Need a solid Pakistani batsman in the middle.
Azhar was there but they kicked him out
Top Qalandars official says 'still have eight games left' to regain footing
DUBAI: Sameen Rana, the manager and chief operating officer of the Lahore Qalandars team, on Saturday expressed hope that his team will make a comeback in the third season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after suffering two losses early in the cricket series.
Speaking to the media after the defeat, Rana said it was just two games, that the tournament still has a long way to go, and that the Qalandars would surely make a comeback.
“Back-to-back defeats are obviously disappointing because no one expects these results,” he said.
“We played two bad games, [but] we still have eight games left. The most important thing for us is that team picks up the momentum.”
The Qalandars' top official backed the team, which includes skipper Brendon McCullum, who has yet to excel with his bat.
“This is the same team that we all picked mutually. We fully back these players, and Inshallah (God be willing), this team will deliver results,” he noted.
“Brendon did play well today [against Quetta] but he was unlucky to get [bowled] out at that moment of the game,” he highlighted.
The Qalandars' COO agreed that his team missed a consolidator in middle after securing a decent start, earlier in the innings.
“Our start today was good but the challenge we faced was that we missed a consolidator in middle; we also shuffled the batting order for that,” he said.
“Our aim was to post a decent score after losing quick wickets,” added the manager of Lahore Qalandars.
Nevertheless, he gave credit to the Quetta Gladiators for making a comeback, underscoring remarkable bowling by Mohammad Nawaz.
The due “credit [goes] to Quetta. Nawaz did brilliant bowling and got the wickets at the wrong time for us,” he concluded.
Obviously if you are you are missing your top two picks because of injury then you are going to struggle.People should take that into consideration before criticising just for the sake of it.Yes they looked ordinary in the 2nd game but they were cruising in the 1st one until Imran Tahir got into his own.But I do agree they made mistakes during the draft like not picking a back up middle order batsman in case of injury and loaded their team with fast bowlers needlessly.Let's hope they make a come back in the upcoming matches and also announce a good middle order consolidator to replace injured Lynn.
Lahore need a few composed batters like Denly and Baber. Too many dashers doesn’t work.
David Malan is available. Lahore should sign him
A very difficult match today against Karachi.
They have dashers all the way... One big innings from anyone and they will easily win on their day
Not so difficult. If Lahore put 150+ on the board which their batsmen can very easily put then Karachi's batting will wilt under pressure.
Lahore MUST play Sohail Khan drop Hasan bakwaas.
CRIMINAL that he hasnt been played yet. Madness.
Lost the game by playing ‘stupid cricket’, says Qalandars’ coach Aqib Javed
DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars Head Coach Aqib Javed has said that the team lost its crucial match against Karachi Kings on Monday by playing ‘very stupid cricket’.
“With only 160 runs to chase, one can only lose the match with utmost effort or by playing very stupid cricket. Common sense is very important, no matter how good your game plan, the individual presence of mind on the pitch makes the difference against opponents when it comes to execution. When singles, doubles are needed, you cant go to hit sixes,” a visibly frustrated Javed told Geo.tv.
The Brendon McCullum-led Qalandars faced their third successive defeat of the tournament, losing to Karachi Kings by 27 runs on Monday night.
Expressing his disappointment, the Pakistan former fast bowler said that the opening partnership between Fakhar Zaman and McCullum made the game "simple" for the team.
“We had to play six in an over...how easier than that can you get?” he said. “Batsmen made choices which were not necessary. Game awareness was the factor we were lacking.”
Responding to a question, Javed said that with the experienced middle-order in the squad, he thinks that there is no need to tell anyone about the game awareness.
“I will ask Umar Akmal what was his batting plan. Told him to go long and take the game forward but on the crease, if you don’t go and play in that style then there is something wrong,” he added.
Javed said that the high-risk shots his middle-order attempted were appropriate if the team needed 12 runs per over, not when the chase was of six in an over.
“One has to play like how Denesh Ramdin and Agha Salman played. You have to do placing, you have to take singles.”
The head coach said that Qalandars cant wait for other teams to do worst bowling and batting so that they can win the rest of the matches of the tournament.
“The winning team is one which determines the match on its own, control and drives it in their favour. I don’t think that the team couldn’t have won all the three matches we lost.”
Javed said that the team is concerned about the emotions of the fans, but said that in the given time he would urge the fans and players to remain calm.
“People are emotionally attached to the team and they are not disappointed by our losses but how we are losing the games. If we win one upcoming match then the doubts on us for not crossing the line may start to disappear.”
Fakhar, Bmac and Akmal...the 3 people responsible for the loss.
BMac, Fakhar and Akmal all play the same way. They need someone in the middle order who can play like Bopara , Malik etc at strike rate of 100-115. After the start they got today it should have been very easy going.
Qalandars will bounce back, vows Umar Akmal
DUBAI - Lahore Qalandars batsman Umar Akmal vowed that Qalandars are bound to excel and they will bounce back to ensure place in play-offs. Talking to media, he said: “There is still a lot of cricket left in the PSL and we are highly confident that we will bounce back and start delivering . We will try to overcome minor shortcomings and try to win next matches to ensure place in the play-offs.”
Umar said he wanted to give full credit to the team management that they never let the players down and always bucked them up. “Despite collapse, the coaching staff never blamed the players rather kept on motivating us to deliver.” It is being said that there is no consistent performer and match-winner in Qalandars’ squad, but Akmal denied that saying, “We have great unit and we are not clicking at the moment, but as soon as we start delivering, the things will be better.”
Akmal has been dropped from the national team for last one year. When asked whether he is under pressure for this, Umar said: “No, not at all. I am not in any sort of pressure. Qalandars have given me a specific role and I will try to live up to expectations. Off course, I need to perform to get back into the national team.” Qalandars media manager Sameen Rana also rebuffed the claims that the team lacks motivation and desire to deliver.
“The boys are working hard and we have full trust in players and they will bounce back.”
When asked why promising pacer Salman Irshad, a wonder boy from AJK, was not picked yet, Sameen said: “Salman is in our plans and we have to pick between Shaheen Shah and Salman. Shaheen is more experienced and not only performing well but also played the U-19 World Cup. But off course, Salman is our find and he will definitely play in the next matches.”
Lahore should be banned for a year after this pathetic display of cricket
Kyle Abbott slated to replace Lynn in Lahore Qalandars squad
Kyle Abbott/File photo
DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars have decided to name South African pacer Kyle Abbott as a replacement for the injured Chris Lynn, sources privy to the matter revealed on Wednesday.
Lynn was earlier ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition, after the explosive opener dislocated his shoulder during fielding in Australia’s T20 tri-series final victory against New Zealand a day before the PSL kicked off in Dubai.
Abbott has represented South Africa in 11 Tests, 28 ODIs and 21 T20 internationals.
The decision behind Abbott’s selection appears to have been taken in view of Mustafizur Rahman’s upcoming absence from the tournament. The Bangladeshi pacer is slated to leave Qalandars squad to join his national team in the coming weeks.
The replacement doesn't make any sense. Mustafizur is already bowling well and Narine won't be getting dropped so what are Lahore trying to pull here?
Should have gone for a solid middle order batsman instead.
Lahore Qalandars bring Kyle Abbott as Mustafiz's replacement
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott
SHARJAH: The management of PSL team Lahore Qalandars has confirmed that South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott has been included in the side for the remainder of the matches.
Kyle, 30, will join Qalandars squad soon as a replacement for Mustafiz ur Rehman who is leaving for national duty in March.
“This is to confirm that Kyle Abbott will be joining the team as replacement of Mustafiz, who will be leaving for national duty on March 4,” said Sameen Rana, COO and Manager of Lahore Qalandars.
Initially, West Indian Dinesh Ramdin was picked as a replacement for Mustafiz following the players’ replacement draft held earlier in Pakistan.
However, after Chris Lynn's injury, Dinesh Ramdin was called to join the Qalandars squad earlier as a cover player for Lynn and now the slot is being filled by Kyle Abbott.
Abbott has represented South Africa in 11 Tests, 28 ODIs and 21 T20Is.
Inn Shaa Allah theyll win tomorrow
Allah t'Allah Lahore ko kal kamyaabi ataa farmaye aur Rana sahab ke chehray per muskuraahathay laut aaye.
lol they crying now
Lahore Qalandars question umpiring after Fakhar denied review chance
SHARJAH: The Lahore Qalandars' management on Friday questioned the standard of the umpires after the team lost a nail-biting game to Islamabad United, their fourth defeat, in the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) third season.
Qalandars COO and manager Sameen Rana told media that Fakhar Zaman wanted to review the LBW (leg before wicket) call against him but was told by the umpires that the review had already been used by Umar Akmal.
“Some decisions didn’t go good for us. When Fakhar Zaman was adjudged LBW, he wanted to take a review but umpires told him that [he didn't] have any review left,” Rana told the media.
“When we clarified to them [about the rules of the review being retained], they agreed that a review was available but, by that time, Fakhar was out of the ground,” he explained.
It is noteworthy that as per the rules, if the impact is an umpire's call then the review is retained.
Rana said he was not making an excuse but that that particular moment had hurt the team’s momentum.
“This isn’t an excuse but it was unfair; […] if we lose a batsman like Fakhar, then it hurts the team,” he said.
“I think the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) should also see [that] if these things are happening, the rules on DRS (Decision Review System) should be clarified.
"Fakhar was clearly not out. Umpires can make mistakes but if you are told at that moment that you have no reviews left, then that’s very, very unfair,” he added.
The Qalandars' top official said he was not planning to protest against the matter but stressed that the PCB should improve the standards of umpiring in the tournament.
“Can’t protest much, it’s a human error and we can only emphasise on the PCB" to improve the umpiring standards, he said.
Rana added that he was proud of the Kashmiri player Salman Irshad who, on Friday, made a dream debut by taking a wicket on his first ball and by hitting a six on the first ball he faced.
He also backed the decision of sending Akmal as an opener.
“Umar was struggling in a later number, so we sent him up in the batting order [to help him] gain confidence by playing in circles,” Rana said.
“We are proud of Salman Irshad. He did what we were expecting from him. He’s the first cricketer from Kashmir on this forum; he’s a future star,” he added.
In response to a question, Rana credited Brendon McCullum for playing an anchoring inning against his style.
“Brendon today played selfless cricket against his natural style and tried to stay until the end for the team,” Rana said.
Q management thinks Sohail Akhtar is a better batsman than Aamir yamin when the latter plays for National team. They need stability in middle order and Aamir Yamin can certainly provide that.
Narine is a tuller and can't finish games, opening is the right position for him as he can give LQ flying starts.
LQ's should go with the following batting order:
8- Sohail Khan